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FORM FOR CONFIRMATION OF ROUND THE WORLD FLIGHTS





Pilot(s) name(s)
First name: Bansal
Surname: Ravinder
Nationality: USA

Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon.): Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Cessna
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): Corvallis TTx 400
Type: (i.e. A35): COL4
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever):  
Registration: N2526B
Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): East
How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North
How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North
Date of departure: July 4, 2017
Point of departure: Buffalo, NY (KBUF)
Date of return to point of departure: August 20, 2017
Point of return: Buffalo, NY (KBUF)
Duration: (days):
Duration: (flying hours): 47 days, 131 hours
Distance flown: 20 960 NM


How many overnight stops did you make? : 26
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 7
How many countries did you visit?: 16
Itinerary:
KBUF-CYSN-CYRC-CYVP- CYFB-BGGH-BIRK-EKGP-EGGP-LIPE-LIKO-LGIR-OJAM-OBBI-OOMS-VAAH-VIAM-VECC-VTBU-WMSA-WBGG-WBKK-RPVP-RPLB-ROAH-RJOY-RJSA-UHSS-UHPP-PADK-PACD-PANC-CYXY-CYMM-CYXL-KBUF


Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : Sat Phone, VHF
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ? Garmin In Reach
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? :
If not, which company did you use?: GASE
Which insurance company did you use? : Endurance American Insurance Co.
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : Canada
Which was the most difficult? : South China Sea, controlled by Singapore
Which was the best airport you landed at? : VIAM, Ambala, India
Which was the worst? : PADK
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : Have not applied yet, but will do in time
Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? :
Did you create a Website of your RTW? If so, what is the URL? www.raviworldflight.com

General remarks about your flight:
My flight was mostly trouble free. Except in Malaysia and Japan where I needed to wait for permits


Advice to other pilots:
Use a professional logistics support company to arrange clearances, permits etc. The documentation required for permits etc. can be overwhelming


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Database Flight Number: 602


Last update: May 25, 2021
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